Experience

Filed Trademarks for Retirement Plan Provider in Naming of Major Sports Stadium

Served as IP counsel to a retirement plan provider related to their involvement in purchasing naming rights to a major U.S. sports stadium. Provided counsel on and filed for trademark protection of names and logos following multi-year deal.

Risk Analysis for Use of Celebrity's Name and Likeness in Literary Work

Provided analysis and recommendations regarding liability risk associated with use of a famous celebrity's name and likeness in an original literary work. The project included an in-depth review of the legal concepts of right of publicity, invasion of privacy, misappropriation, false light and defamation.

Advised on Patent Matters Related to Automotive Technologies

Advised in-house counsel on patent-related matters, including noninfringement and invalidity analyses of competitor patents. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to variety of automotive technologies including automotive manufacturing, infotainment systems, electric vehicle (EV) charge controllers, audio systems, suspension systems and other mechanical systems.

Counsel to Global Manufacturer in Connection with Tech Development and Transfer Agreements

Provided legal counsel to leading global manufacturer of silicon wafers in connection with technology development and technology transfer agreements.

Counsel to Packaging, Materials Suppliers

Provided legal counsel to leading suppliers of plastic packaging, sheet and rollstock materials in connection with product development, manufacturing and supply agreements.

Developed, Executed Patent Filing Strategy Central to Multimillion-Dollar Acquisition for Client

Developed and executed patent filing strategy resulting in patent family that was central to multimillion-dollar acquisition by large, publicly traded fluidics systems and specialty engineered products company.

Domestic and Foreign Patent Strategy and Portfolio Management for Agricultural Equipment Company

Developed and executed domestic and foreign patent filing strategy and management of patent portfolio related to precision agricultural equipment, including the development of offensive and defensive patent filing strategies.

Drafted Sales Promotions for Retail Client's Brands

Drafted and assisted in the successful implementation of various promotions, including social media-based sweepstakes, photo contests, and other advertising campaigns, in an effort to bring more visibility to and consumer interaction with the client's brands.

EPA Clearance for Large, Global Chemical Producer

Managed multiple EPA clearance searches and analyses for one of the largest international chemical producers in the world.

Filed University's First Ever Patent Applications

Filed the first ever patent applications for a university client. Worked with the university to create and implement internal intellectual property procedures for the client.

IP Agreements for Health Client Entering Third-Party Partnerships

Prepared various IP-related agreements including licenses, commercialization and joint development agreements, enabling client to successfully enter into partnerships with third parties.

IP Due Diligence in Business Acquisitions

Led the IP due diligence team in the successful acquisition of at least six animal care products businesses, resulting in the addition of hundreds of trademarks, patents, copyrights and domain names to the client's IP portfolio.

Managed Agreements for Lawn and Garden, Pest Control Supplier

Served as outside counsel to a leading supplier of lawn and garden, home pest control products and personal insect repellents in connection with product supply and joint development agreements.

Management of U.S. and Foreign Patent Families for Major Medical Device Companies

Managed multiple U.S. and foreign patent families and provided strategic counsel for medical device companies involving technologies related to fluorescent imaging, vascular occlusion, neuromodulation, and renal and cardiovascular devices.

Outside Counsel for Global Rental Car Business

Served as outside legal counsel to a global leader in the rental car business in connection with technology development, software licensing and telecom services.

Outside Counsel Regarding Tech Licensing, Joint Development and Tech Transfer Agreements

Served as outside counsel to numerous clients in connection with patent and technology license, joint development agreements and other technology transfer agreements.

Patent Portfolio Management for Multinational Aerospace Corporation

Managed patent applications relating to semiconductors, avionics, antennas, modeling, simulation, non-destructive testing, flight control systems, communication systems, electronics, and unmanned systems.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution for Leading-Edge Technologies

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications on leading-edge technologies developed by research institutes, including new imaging and diagnostic methodologies for detecting diseases and monitoring treatment progresses.

Pharmaceutical Patent Portfolio for University

Managed pharmaceutical patent portfolio that includes filings in over 16 different countries. Worked with university and licensee on achieving patent protection worldwide.

Portfolio Management, Strategic Direction for Multiple Consumer Products, Health Care Companies

Managed global patent portfolios for and provided strategic counsel to multimillion-dollar consumer products and health care companies in the U.S. and abroad, including preparation and prosecution, opinion work, Inter Partes Review work and litigation.

Prosecuted Patent Applications for Large University Client

Drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to medical imaging technologies including CT, MRI, optical tomography and image processing.

Successful Chemical Plant Clearance

Cleared all chemical engineering processes and related products for a major chemical plant in the U.S. for one of the largest international chemical producers in the world.

U.S. National Applications for Multibillion-Dollar Foreign Clients

Managed the filing and prosecution of extensive U.S. National (371) applications for a number of multibillion-dollar foreign clients. Armstrong Teasdale represents clients based in China, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and many other countries.

Due Diligence for Multinational Chemical Company

Managed significant due diligence project for multinational chemical company. The project included clearing the client's product through a freedom-to-operate opinion and also identifying any potentially problematic references owned by competitors.

Filed Suite of Patents for Next-Gen Technology for Multinational Company

Obtained a suite of more than 10 patents for newly developed, next-generation technology, establishing a broad wall of protection not just for the new technology as practiced by the client, but also for white space between competitor technology and the new technology.

License Agreements for Baby Products Manufacturer

Negotiated license agreements for manufacturer of baby bottles/teething toys, including rights to names, likenesses, trademarks, copyrights, images and other proprietary intellectual property.